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Iulius Casserius


Giulio Cesare Casseri (1552–1616), whose name was Latinized into Iulius Casserius, was born in Piacenza; therefore, the nickname Piacentino (Placentinus) was often used. According to Sterzi, who based his claim on a statement contained in Casserius’s will, his date of birth was around 1552. It should be noted, however, that although most modern authors accept this date, some still report 1561 as his birth date on the basis of the inscription appearing on the portrait published in Casserius’s work De Vocis Auditusque organis that ascribes to the author the age of 39 years.

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